REMINDER NOTICE : Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 24 June 2014 @ 8pm

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby give a reminder notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held at the Saffron Walden Bowls Club on Tuesday 24 June 2014 at 8.00pm.  All registered league members are invited to attend, and all teams that intend to compete next season should send along at least one representative.  It is a compulsory requirement that a representative of any NEW teams and clubs attend so their application to join the league can be approved by the membership.

Many thanks.

www.swdsl.co.uk New Online Store Launched!

The DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League are pleased to announce the launch of our Online Store which gives us the opportunity to sell snooker related products to our league members, and for our members to be able to buy genuine items with confidence from a trusted source.

The items that we currently have in stock are;
1.  WBPSA Official Rules Book of Snooker & English Billiards
2.  EASB Approved Ball Marker
3.  Referees White Cotton Gloves [four sizes available]

Click HERE to visit our Online Store!

Payment methods available are;
debit/credit cards
paypal
bank transfer [please email swdsl@live.co.uk for our sort code/account number]

In addition to the items listed above, if any league member has any new or second hand snooker goods that they would like us to try and sell [only items in good condition or better], then please contact us via email swdsl@live.co.uk with details, a photograph and indication of the price that you would be willing to receive, and if we can, we will add it to our store and sell on your behalf for a small commission based upon the selling price.

A link to our Online Store has also been added to the Menu of the league website.

Should you have queries or questions regarding the above, then please do not hesitate to contact us via email swdsl@live.co.uk

Player Of The Year Awards For Parradine and Jones, Achievement Award for Dunmow Club

The following annual awards, nominated by the League Members and voted for by the Committee were handed out at Trophy Presentation / Finals Evening on Saturday 17 May 2014.

1.  Three Player Division Player Of The Season – Steve Parradine

IN A REMARKABLE SEASON, STEVE WON THE THREE PLAYER DIVISION WITH BSSC B, WON THE HANDICAP SINGLES, AND REACHED SEMI FINALS IN THE PRESIDENT’S CUP, SCRATCH PLUS SINGLES AND LEAGUE CUP.

2.  Four Player Division Player Of The Season – Jeremy Jones

IN ONLY HIS SECOND SEASON BACK PLAYING IN THE LEAGUE AFTER A LENGTHY ABSENCE, JEREMY HELPED THE SNOOKER FLUKES TO RETAIN THE FOUR PLAYER DIVISION LEAGUE TITLE, REACHED THE SEMI FINALS OF THE LEAGUE CUP, AND FINISHED AS RUNNER UP WITH HIS PARTNER JOHN MANLEY IN THE HANDICAP DOUBLES.  JEREMY ALSO WON THE HIGHEST BREAK TROPHIES IN BOTH THE FOUR PLAYER DIVISION [51] AND THE HANDICAP DOUBLES [66].

3.  Achievement Award – Dunmow Club

FOR AN INCREDIBLE SECOND HALF PERFORMANCE IN THE THREE PLAYER DIVISION COMING FROM 7TH POSITION AND 14 POINTS BEHIND THE LEAGUE LEADERS AT THE END OF JANUARY TO FINISH AS DIVISION RUNNERS UP, AND FOR WINNING THE LEAGUE CUP 3-2 HAVING BEEN 2-1 DOWN IN THE FINAL.

Singles Tournament Success For Wells, Parradine and Selvey!

Saturday 17 May 2014 saw the remaining three Singles finals being played out to a conclusion at Saffron Snooker Club, below is a brief report on each final.

Scratch Plus Singles Final – Nick Selvey v Andy Webb
In the afternoon Nick Selvey and Andy Webb locked horns in the Scratch Plus Singles final and the match was nip-and-tuck all the way through with Selvey initially going 1-0 up [59-15], only to lose the next two frames [52-62, 19-34] to go 2-1 down.  Selvey dug deep to level the match at 2-2 [59-46] in a close frame, and managed to continue momentum to also win the final frame 78-51 and the match 3-2 overall.  Congratulations to Nick in what has been an up-and-down season for him, and commiserations to Andy who by contrast has had an excellent run of form this year and knocked in the joint highest break of 46 in the tournament.
Dan Lewis officiated.

Handicap Singles Final – Steve Parradine v Joe Fanthorpe
With neither player not known for their quick style of play, this match was always going to keep the table light on for a couple of hours!  Joe ‘raced’ into an early lead after the opening frame took around one hour to take the frame [71-49], and Steve ‘quickly’ replied after the second hour had passed to level at 1-1 [67-46].  After a brief comfort/buffet break, the match resumed and Steve ground out frame three 68-55.  With his nose in front, momentum seemed to swing his way and Steve secured victory 74-40 in frame four to win the match 3-1 after around four hours of play and to take the Handicap Singles title.  Both players showed incredible stamina and the match was played with a lot of grit and determination.  Congratulations to Steve who has had his best ever season in the league and richly deserves his ‘Three Player Division – Player of the Year’ Award.  Commiserations to Joe who had a fantastic second half in the league and won the President’s Cup plate.
Mark Cooper refereed and Stewart Hart scored the match.

Scratch Singles Final – Jonathan Wells v Darren Edmonston
Given the form both players have shown in the second half of the season and commencing at 6.30pm in a best-of-seven final, many had thought that by 9pm we would have a winner…however for the first time in league history the Scratch Final went the distance not only in frames, time (4 hours), but right down to the final black!

With both players struggling to find their form, frames were traded all the way through the match.  Darren took the first frame after a lengthy safety exchange [71-37, breaks DE28] and Jonathan levelled at 1-1 [69-41, breaks JW32, DE30].  Jonathan then took the lead in the match 2-1 [58-37] and the players took a 15 minute comfort/buffet break to collect their thoughts.

On the re-start, an in-off on the black by Darren forced a re-spotted black which he coolly potted to take the frame [72-65, breaks JW46, DE25].  Darren continued the momentum winning the next [63-23] to lead 3-2 and one frame away from victory, but a nicely constructed break of 52 by Jonathan once again levelled the match at 3-3 [78-6, breaks JW52].

With a final frame decider in play Darren again seized the initiative but in going down to the colours and trailing after potting the blue, Jonathan need pink and black for victory.  In potting the pink, Jonathan tried to move the black off the side cushion but narrowly missed it and instead attempted a double to the corner pocket which came very close.  Further attempts by both Darren and Jonathan eventually ended with Jonathan dispatching a mid range black into the corner pocket for a deserved 4-3 victory.  On the night both players didn’t play at their best by any stretch of the imagination and it was one of those matches apart from the final ball there was nothing to separate the two players.  Congratulations to Jonathan in winning the Scratch Singles title once again, the last time being in 2004/05.  Darren is also a former winner from the 2008/09 season.
Dan Lewis officiated.

The DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League would like to thank Saffron Snooker Club for providing the tables for these finals, and to Dan Lewis, Mark Cooper and Stewart Hart for their officiating duties.

 

2013/14 League Season – Roll Of Honour

DMC LEISURE SAFFRON WALDEN & DISTRICT SNOOKER LEAGUE
2013/14 LEAGUE SEASON – ROLL OF HONOUR

3 PLAYER DIVISION CHAMPIONS – BSSC B
3 PLAYER DIVISION RUNNERS UP – DUNMOW CLUB
3 PLAYER DIVISION HIGHEST BREAK – ADAM INGRAM 86 (SAWBO USC BANDITS)

4 PLAYER DIVISION CHAMPIONS – SAFFRON FLUKES
4 PLAYER DIVISION RUNNERS UP – WIDDINGTON WARRIORS
4 PLAYER DIVISION HIGHEST BREAK – JEREMY JONES 51 (SAFFRON FLUKES)

LEAGUE CUP WINNERS – DUNMOW CLUB
LEAGUE CUP RUNNERS UP  – SAFFRON CAVALIERS

SAFFRON WALDEN CHALLENGE WINNERS – NORWICH 
SAFFRON WALDEN CHALLENGE RUNNERS UP – SAFFRON WALDEN
PLAYER OF DAY – NICK SPELMAN (NORWICH)
HIGHEST BREAK – ADAM INGRAM 124 (SAFFRON WALDEN)

BISHOP’S STORTFORD CHALLENGE WINNERS – BISHOP’S STORTFORD 
PLAYER OF THE DAY – SEAN WADE (BISHOP’S STORTFORD) WINNING 6/8 FRAMES

MEMORIAL CUP WINNERS [SCOTCH DOUBLES FORMAT] – BEN WESTWOOD / MARK HALLS
MEMORIAL CUP RUNNERS UP – KEVIN RULE / AARON GIBSON
HIGH BREAK – PETER SAVILLE / STUART TURNER 37

PRESIDENT’S CUP WINNER – SIMON CHAPMAN (WHITTLESFORD)
PRESIDENT’S CUP RUNNER UP – EMMA SIMMONS (SAFFRON CAVALIERS)
HIGHEST BREAK – ADAM INGRAM 78 (SAWBO USC BANDITS)
PLATE WINNER – JOE FANTHORPE (SAFFRON POCKETS B)
PLATE RUNNER UP – NIGEL GINN (SAFFRON POCKETS B)

HANDICAP SINGLES WINNER – STEVE PARRADINE (BSSC B)
HANDICAP SINGLES RUNNER UP – JOE FANTHORPE (SAFFRON POCKETS B)
HIGHEST BREAK – ANDREW GREEN DUNMOW CLUB) / ROSS LEAVERS (BSSC B) 46

HANDICAP DOUBLES WINNERS – JACK BOTHWELL / STEVE BOTHWELL (DUNMOW CLUB)
HANDICAP DOUBLES RUNNERS UP – JEREMY JONES / JOHN MANLEY (SAFFRON FLUKES)
HIGHEST BREAK – JEREMY JONES 66 (SAFFRON FLUKES)

SCRATCH SINGLES WINNER – JONATHAN WELLS (SAWBO USC BANDITS)
SCRATCH SINGLES RUNNER UP – DARREN EDMONSTON (SAWBO USC BANDITS)
HIGHEST BREAK – RUSSELL HUXTER 78 (SAFFRON CAVALIERS)

SCRATCH PLUS WINNER – NICK SELVEY (NEWPORT EX CONS}
SCRATCH PLUS RUNNER UP – ANDY WEBB (WHITTLESFORD)
HIGHEST BREAK – ANDY WEBB 48 (WHITTLESFORD)

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – DUNMOW CLUB
FOR AN INCREDIBLE SECOND HALF PERFORMANCE IN THE THREE PLAYER DIVISION COMING FROM 7TH POSITION AND 14 POINTS BEHIND THE LEAGUE LEADERS AT THE END OF JANUARY TO FINISH AS DIVISION RUNNERS UP, AND FOR WINNING THE LEAGUE CUP 3-2 HAVING BEEN 2-1 DOWN IN THE FINAL.

3 PLAYER DIVISION – PLAYER OF THE YEAR – STEVE PARRADINE
IN A REMARKABLE SEASON, STEVE WON THE THREE PLAYER DIVISION WITH BSSC B, WON THE HANDICAP SINGLES, AND REACHED SEMI FINALS IN THE PRESIDENT’S CUP, SCRATCH PLUS SINGLES AND LEAGUE CUP.

4 PLAYER DIVISION – PLAYER OF THE YEAR – JEREMY JONES
IN ONLY HIS SECOND SEASON BACK PLAYING IN THE LEAGUE AFTER A LENGTHY ABSENCE, JEREMY HELPED THE SNOOKER FLUKES TO RETAIN THE FOUR PLAYER DIVISION LEAGUE TITLE, REACHED THE SEMI FINALS OF THE LEAGUE CUP, AND FINISHED AS RUNNER UP WITH HIS PARTNER JOHN MANLEY IN THE HANDICAP DOUBLES.  JEREMY ALSO WON THE HIGHEST BREAK TROPHIES IN BOTH THE FOUR PLAYER DIVISION [51] AND THE HANDICAP DOUBLES [66].

 

2013/14 League Season – Tournament Finals / Trophy Presentation Evening

For those that may wish to come along to watch one of the tournament finals, please see below the current schedule of dates, venues and start times.

Handicap Doubles Final – Monday 12 May 2014 at Whittlesford Club, 7.30pm start [best-of-5]
Bothwell/Bothwell 3-0 Manley/Jones

League Cup Final – Tuesday 13 May 2014 at Sawbridgeworth USC, 7.30pm start [best-of-5]
Dunmow Club 3-2 Saffron Cavaliers

Finals / Trophy Presentation Evening – Saturday 17 May 2014
Scratch Plus Singles Final – Saturday 17 May 2014 at Saffron Snooker Club, 3pm start [best-of-5]
Andy Webb 2-3 Nick Selvey

Handicap Singles Final – Saturday 17 May 2014 at Saffron Snooker Club, 7.00pm start [best-of-5]
Steve Parradine 3-1 Joe Fanthorpe

Scratch Singles Final – Saturday 17 May 2014 at Saffron Snooker Club, 6.30pm start [best-of-7]
Jonathan Wells 3-2 Darren Edmonston

A buffet will be available for those attending Finals/Trophy Presentation Evening from around 8pm, and the trophy presentations will take place following the conclusion of the Scratch Singles Final (for those just coming to collect a trophy, this will not be before 8.30pm).

League Cup – Semi Final Round [to be played w/c Monday 5 May 2014]

The draw for the League Cup Semi Finals is detailed below, all spectators are welcome to come along and watch these matches unfold. The format remains as previous rounds, 4 players playing 1 frame each and if it is 2-2 after the 4 frames, then each team captain nominates one of their players to play a sudden death play off frame for a place in the final.

As these matches are being played at a neutral venue, no team has home advantage or the advantage of choosing who plays who, so at the start of the match, each team should write down their order 1,2,3,4 on a separate piece of paper and then turn them over and the referee should then write out the match card.

Tuesday 6 May 2014 – Saffron Flukes 0-3 Dunmow Club at Whittlesford Club

Wednesday 7 May 2014 – Saffron Cavaliers 3-1 BSSC B at Takeley Social Club

REMINDER DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS – SUNDAY 4 MAY 2014 : 2013/14 League Season – Player Of The Season / Achievement Award

Player Of The Year / Achievement Award Nominations

The Committee invite all league members to nominate a player for the following annual awards which will be handed out at Trophy Presentation / Finals Evening on Saturday 17 May 2014.
1.  Three Player Division Player Of The Season
2.  Four Player Division Player Of The Season
3.  Achievement Award (can be a player or team)

Please email swdsl@live.co.uk with your nominations and a brief reasoning as to your choice i.e. as per previous seasons;

a nomination for the Player Of The Season will probably reflect a player who has a either a high or consistent win ratio in league matches during the season, and/or reached the quarter finals stage or beyond in the league tournaments which may include the one day tournaments.

a nomination for the Achievement Award is for an outstanding snooker achievement by a individual player or team during the season either in one frame or over a period of time, ie a player may win 10 straight frames in a row or may have knocked in his/her highest league break etc.

All entries received by the Committee will be considered on their individual merit prior to a final decision being made.  p.s. you cannot vote for yourself!

All entries must be received no later than Sunday 4 May 2014.

Many thanks.

League Cup – Quarter Final Round [to be played w/c Monday 28 April 2014]

Just a reminder to those teams that are still in the League Cup that the Quarter Final Round commences next week, w/c Monday 28 April 2014.  All matches are to be played on the home teams usual league night.  League cup matches cannot be cancelled but can be re-arranged to be played earlier than the due date if necessary with the agreement of both captains.  Please see the league rules for further information.

To view the drawsheet please click here.

Quarter Final Results updated 1 May 2014;
Newport Wanderers 1-3 Saffron Flukes
Widdington Warriors 0-4 Dunmow Club
Snooker Cavaliers 3-0 Saffron Pockets B
Sawston 2-3 BSSC B

BSSC B Win Play Off To (finally!) Secure The Three Player Division Title

The Three Player Division Title Play Off match was held at Newport Club last night and saw BSSC B and Dunmow Club going head-to-head one final time.  Having finished the league on the same amount of  frames won, same amount of matches won and 3-3 and 3-3 in both of their respective home and away league matches they could not be separated.

In the play off, Dunmow Club quickly found themselves 2-0 down, but brought it back to 2-2 through shear determination.  Akin to his pool playing days, Steve Parradine won frame 5 on the black with a back double on the pink and treble across the table on the black to put BSSC 3-2 up.  With the final frame commencing well after last orders, Craig Houston maintained the excellent form he has shown all season by winning both frames on the night to close out a 4-2 victory and (finally!) secure the title for his team.

Congratulations to BSSC B in winning the Three Player Division title as a new team and being top of the league table all season, and to Dunmow Club in finishing as Runners Up.  Dunmow Club were in 7th place in the league table and 14 points behind BSSC B at the end of January and showed amazing second half form to come back to even put up a title challenge.

The Committee would like to thank Newport Club and Darren Pinnock for providing the venue (and staying open till midnight!), and Committee Member Stewart Hart for refereeing and scoring all 6 frames.

2013/14 League Season – Tournament Semi Finals **VENUES ADDED**

Friday 18 April 2014 – Please see below updated post, venues now added.
Results will be added as matches are played.

Handicap Singles
SF1 – Steve Parradine 3-0 Roger Loveday

Handicap Singles – Monday 21 April 2014 [Sawbridgeworth USC]
SF2 – Joe Fanthorpe 3-2 Spencer Hewitt

Handicap Doubles
SF1 – Bothwell/Bothwell 3-1 Croxford/Breen

Handicap Doubles – Tuesday 22 April 2014 [Whittlesford Club]
SF2 – Manley/Jones 2-0 Patmore/Sawyer

Scratch Plus Singles – Tuesday 29 April 2014 [Sawbridgeworth USC]
SF1 – Steve Parradine 0-3 Andy Webb

Scratch Plus Singles – Tuesday 29 April 2014  [Saffron Snooker Club]
SF2 – Adrian Shoebridge 0-3 Nick Selvey

Scratch Singles – Tuesday 6 May 2014 [Saffron Snooker Club]
SF1 – Adam Ingram 1-3 Jonathan Wells

Scratch Singles – Wednesday 30 April 2014 [Dunmow Club]
SF2 – Darren Edmonston 3-0 Russell Huxter

Following the Quarter Final Round of the League Cup, the Semi Final draw and venues will be confirmed.

 

Social Media Update : www.swdsl.co.uk Now Linked To Tumblr

The league website is now linked to Tumblr.  All posts added to http://www.swdsl.co.uk will automatically post across to our Tumblr Page www.swdsl.tumblr.com/

For those that use Facebook or Twitter, don’t forget that all posts on the league website are also automatically sent through to our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/swdsl/ and our Twitter feed www.twitter.com/swdsl/

2013/14 League Season – League Update

With both teams winning 4-2 last week and being drawn on points, matches won and level in the head-to-head (3-3 and 3-3), under league rules BSSC B and Dunmow Club will now play a best-of-seven match to determine which team wins the Three Player Division, and which team finishes as Runners Up.  The match will take place on Tuesday 22 April 2014 at 7.30pm at Newport Club for those that may wish to come along and spectate.

The Four Player Division has been a lot more straight forward this season!  As previously reported, Saffron Flukes retained the title that they won 12 months ago, and Widdington Warriors held off the challenge of Sawston Jets, Takeley Chipmunks and Newport A in the final week of the season to take the Runners Up spot.

 

Happy Birthday To Us…!

One of our early tweets below…the Saffron Walden Police Hut was where the idea of forming our snooker league began 52 years ago today!

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